Thursday, February 26, 2009

Towel Weft Variations

Today, while waiting for a winter snowstorm to arrive, I am weaving another plain weave towel, this time using an almost ivory color slub cotton yarn for weft. The weft color is somewhere between the bleached and natural cottolin colors of the warp. While weaving, I am planning the next towels, an all cottolin twill towel, and a twill cottolin towel with borders. I don't have these all planned out, just thinking ahead a bit to what I would like, and trying out different wefts on hand and that will work with this warp. Hhmm,... what other possibilities are on my shelves.

I'm also waiting for Gowdey Reed Company to call as I am hoping they will be able to make a special size reed for the drawloom. Two colors of 12/6 cotton have been ordered for the drawcord warp, and I'm still considering cotton sizes for the weaving warp. I need to choose, then I'll start playing with designs on graph paper.

Two pairs of socks were washed this AM so a photo should be on here in a day or so.


Life Looms Large said...

I really like the towel on the loom in that picture! Something about the colors and the stripes seem just right to me.

Is that a wooden temple I see in your towel photo today?

I'm going to get a temple soon to try one...even those most local weavers don't seem to use them.

Enough other people use and love them that I just have to try!


PS: Glad that you've had good luck with Gowdey Reed. That's good to know!

Life Looms Large said...

I was just surfing around, and found another blogger who's purchased reeds from Carolina Reed.

You can read his post here.

Good luck with your search!


Janice Zindel said...

Sue, thanks for the reminder of Carolina Reed, I'd forgotten about that one.

As for temples, my next post will be on my very short experience with one and results.